Colyton turn attention to Firewatch Devon Senior Cup semi-final

PUBLISHED: 15:59 03 March 2018 | UPDATED: 15:59 03 March 2018

A great shot of a soccer ball Doni and I shot with the rest of the sports stuff. Man, the sun was hot that day!

A great shot of a soccer ball Doni and I shot with the rest of the sports stuff. Man, the sun was hot that day!

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There was no action across the nine divisions of the Macron Devon and Exeter League on the first Saturday of March, and that was bad news for one East Devon side who were looking for a run out before a huge game next Saturday,

Saturday (March 10) sees Colyton play in the semi-finals of the Fireweatch Devon Senior Cup.

Colyton have home advantage for the last four game with the opposition at the Peace Memorial ground (2pm) being South Devon League side Harbertonford.

So how did both teams arrive at the semi-finals of one of Devon football’s major competitions?

The journey began back in early August when, in the first round, Colyton were 2-0 winners at fellow Macron League side Clyst Valley while Harbertonford had a bye.

In round two Colyton saw off Beer Albion Reserves 4-0 while Harbertonford were 5-1 winners at Bow AAC.

Round three saw Harbertonford again drawn away and once more they were successful, bagging a 3-1 win at Chittlehampton while Colyton were also away, and winning in emphatic style, 9-0 at Millbridge Rovers.

In the fourth round, Colyton made progress without playing, netting a walkover against Dawlish while Harbertonford were 8-2 home winners over Paignton Saints.

In the quarter-finals, both won on opposition grounds with Colyton netting a 2-1 success at Chagford while Harbertonford were 3-1 winners at Plympton Athletic.

Harberton ford will arrive at Colyton as the South Devon League Division One table-toppers. In 13 league games so far this season they have won 10, drawn two and lost just one. With Colyton unbeaten in their eight Macron League Division One games so far this season, Saturday’s clash is set to see two in-form teams going head-to-head for the right to appear in the April 19 final where the winners of the other semi-final between Sidmouth Town Reserves and Lakeside Athletic of the East Cornwall Premier League Division One, will lie in wait.


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